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LIVING IN IRELAND: An Integration Website for Migrants living in Ireland


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1. Immigration & Integration

The Living in Ireland Booklet was last published in 2009, therefore some of the information contained in the booklet has since been updated. You should check the relevant sections on the website and the relevant Government Departments for up to date information.  

You can download a pdf of each chapter of Living in Ireland booklet 2009 below:

2. Refugee

Crosscare Refugee Service has developed a leaflet for people with refugee status or subsidiary protection who have family members joining them in Ireland under the family reunification programme. It contains important information about how to access a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) and  register with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). It also gives information on how to access social protection payments, housing, health, educational and employment supports. It was developed with the generous assistance of the Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Download here: Family Reunification Leaflet - Crosscare Refugee Service 01.2017

3. Housing & Homelessness

4. Social Welfare

5. Health & Wellbeing

In partnership with Dublin North City GP Training and Cairde, and funded by the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission, we have developed a number of resources around migrants access to health.  These resource will be uploaded in August 2017:

Migrant Health Care Module Handbook – training module for trainee GPs on the right to health for vulnerable migrants in Ireland.

Infographic poster on how to access primary healthcare services & supports in Ireland for display in GP clinics, health care centres & migrant support services. 

Information leaflet on what ‘Ordinarily Resident’ means and on migrant access to free or subsidised healthcare supports and services

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund
and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.